|Edward A. Polloway
Tom E. C. Smith
This proven resource has become an essential text for language teachers due to its extensive coverage of language development and linguistic diversity, and its practical stratagies. Now, this edition has been updated to reflect the latest cultural issues, language arts curriculum, and teaching innovations.
Individual chapters detail the nature of reading and its assessment, handwriting, spelling, compositional skills, and instructional considerations for adolescents with disabilities. You'll also find suggestions for homework, and ideas for family experiences and much, much more to help students with disabilities learn to communicate more effectively.
You are invited to open this book and see why it is the best-selling text for language instruction for students with disabilities. It is a complete revision, and your students will find it to be an engaging experience.
- Addresses the important role of cultural diversity in language acquisition.
- Provides specific effective assessment activities and curriculum strategies.
- Covers language assessment and instruction from preschool through adolescence.
- Presents powerful strategies to conquer language difficulties.
- Includes a new companion Web site to enhance student learning.
Part One: Introduction
1. Introduction to Language, Speech, and Communication
2. Language Development From Infancy Through Adolescence
3. Cultural Diversity and Language Differences
Part Two: Oral Language Assessment and Intervention: Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary
4. Language Assessment and Instruction for Preschool Children
5. Language Assessment and Instruction for School-Age Children
6. Language Assessment and Instruction for Adolescents
Part Three: Language Arts Instruction
7. Reading Concepts and Assessment
8. Reading Instruction
9. Handwriting Assessment and Instruction
10. Spelling Assessment and Instruction
11. Written Expression
12. Adolescents and Language Disabilities
2004/ISBN: 0-89108-298-0/Instructor's Manual